On the set with Downton Abbey II

For those still suffering from post-Downton Abbey separation anxiety, you can rest easier tonight knowing that production filming has begun on the second set of the ITV mega-hit series, which is, again, scripted by series creator, Julian Fellowes. Don’t just take my word for it. This comes from the Earl of Grantham, himself, portrayed brilliantly […]

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BBC Showcase 2011 – Comedy

It was a showcase of comedy yesterday during day four of this years BBC Showcase. With the focal point of both the screenings and the ‘organized’ presentations centering around the best of the best from the BBC comedy department, it was immediately clear that 2012 could be a good year on both sides of the […]

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BBC Showcase 2011 – Day 3: Top Gear, British comedy and more…

Day three in Brighton. Immersed in the world of television comedy, drama, doc, natural history and science with 100’s more hours of screenings trying to find that hidden gem from the BBC catalogue. As you can expect, lots of William and Kate documentaries in the news and documentary section as we approach the royal wedding […]

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BBC Showcase 2011 – Day 2

Fresh with the news that Colin Firth and The King’s Speech will be bringing home the Oscar statue in the 2011 Academy Awards, its day #2 of the 2011 BBC Showcase. Even though we are 6000 miles away from the Oscar red carpet, it was a star-studded evening Sunday night at the BBC Showcase in Brighton. […]

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Brighton…Craggy Island. Tedfest V…Brighton. What to do?

Let’s see. It’s February with a forecast of cold, wind and rain. It’s not Boston. Took too long to get there. Must be Brighton. Must be time again for BBC Showcase, the annual gathering in Brighton, UK where we get a chance to screen the entire BBC catalog both past and present to make potential […]

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BH3 – It's not easy 'being human'

If you’re not familiar with Being Human, it’s not quite the boy meets girl story that seems to populate much of British television these days. Ok, maybe it’s a 21st century adaptation. More of a vampire meets werewolf meets ghost, get a flat in Bristol and try to live amongst the masses. The long-awaited Being […]

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Downton Abbey separation anxiety still? Try Any Human Heart on PBS

For those who find themselves, still, in the throws of Downton Abbey withdrawal and need to know how to pass the time until the doors of 165 Eaton Place are open once again on Sunday, 10 April, PBS and Channel 4 bring you the next stellar addition to Masterpiece‘s 40th anniversary season, Any Human Heart, […]

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165 Eaton Place lease renewed for a second year

It’s only February, but it’s time to circle Fall 2011/Winter 2012 on your calendar for round two of the bout between Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs. We all know the story of the mega-hit from ITV, Downton Abbey. Broadcast last Fall in the UK to record viewer numbers and followed by a US premiere on […]

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5 minutes with Chris Gernon – director, Grandma's House

With the 4+” of ice that blanketed North Texas overnight, crippling daily activity as we know it, comes news from our friends over at the British Comedy Guide that the British Comedy Award-nominated Simon Amstell comedy, Grandma’s House, is rumored to be commissioned for a second set of six episodes. Hopefully, the BBC will confirm this in […]

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Downton Abbey separation anxiety yet?

Downton Abbey has come and gone. Seems like it was just yesterday that Lady Grantham came into our respective lives. It’s ok to feel a bit sad over losing a friend you just made some four weeks ago. Rest assured, she’ll be back, better than ever, before you know it. As we mentioned recently, series […]

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